To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law.
References for 1 Corinthians 9:21
To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.
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I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
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Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
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Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.
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No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
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